September 10th, 2012

andrew potter

GayRomLit Ebook Giveaway: Bailey Bradford - Something Shattered

I asked to all the authors joining the GayRomLit convention in Albuquerque in October (http://gayromlit.com/authors.php) a personal favor, a special Ebook Giveaway: every day I will post 1 book from each author, and among those who will leave a comment, I will draw a winner. Very easy and very fast ;-) I will send a PM to the winner, so remember to not leave anonymous comments! (comments close on September 12)

And the ebook giveaway goes to: tessanoil, please contact me.

Today author is Bailey Bradford (http://www.baileysplayroom.blogspot.com/)

Something Shattered by Bailey Bradford
Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Loose Id, LLC (November 14, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1611183677
ISBN-13: 978-1611183672
Amazon: Something Shattered
Amazon Kindle: Something Shattered

Jesse Martin never knew what it meant to belong anywhere until he moved to the small town of El Jardin, NM. Something about the town called to him, and he set about doing what he could to fit in. If that meant keeping some parts of himself separate, tucked away from prying eyes, then that was what he'd do.

Caden Tomas moved to El Jardin to escape the memories of a vicious attack that left him a shattered, broken man. The physical wounds would heal, but the emotional ones seemed insurmountable. Unable to leave his home for more than a brief walk to the mailbox, Caden's isolation was just one more torment that ate away at his hopes of ever recovering.

Two men, each with their own personal demons, living only yards across from one another. Each is fascinated by the other, but unable to find a way to breach the problems that keep them apart. The solution comes in the form of one yappy little poodle, Loopy. His frequent escapes from Caden's yard gives Jesse a reason to approach his neighbor, and form a tenuous bond that will heal their wounds and maybe, just maybe, end their lonely nights.
andrew potter

Gay Romance Challenge: September 2012

Here is the Bestsellers List on Amazon I'm referring to for the challenge:

Bestsellers in Gay Romance

And here is the actual situation (in bold the books I read with link to the review and marked as New the books entering the Challenge this month):

1) Russian Prey (Assassin/Shifter) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094JIPMI/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
2) Steamroller by Mary Calmes
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009641XIO/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
3) The Good Fight by Andrew Grey
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613727364/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
4) Mate Healer (Dragon Men) by Amber Kell
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0095XOTO6/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
5) Wake Me Up Inside (The Mates Series) by Cardeno C.
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613727119/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
6) Mourning Heaven by Amy Lane
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1613727453/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
7) Fireman's Carry (Carry Me) by Charlie Richards
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008NYYR0Y/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1705935.html

8) Spider Sense (Kontra's Menagerie) by Charlie Richards
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009199HVY/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
9) Measure of a Man (Arabesque) by Adrianne Byrd
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0373534841/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:
10) Texas Heat (The Heart of Texas) by RJ Scott
Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0092R03QI/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Review:

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andrew potter

Kamikaze Boys by Jay Bell

For most part of the novel I was almost believing this was a sweet romance; not since the main character didn’t make love, they do, even if there are not graphic details, but since it seemed like a fairy tale story, everything and everyone was positive and supporting to the newborn teenager couple, David and Connor.

Sure, Connor comes from the wrong side of the city, but he is basically a good guy, his mother is doing the best to raise his brother and him, and Connor is helping her; Connor’s father is momentarily addicted to pain medication, but as soon as he realizes Connor and his family need him, he is ready to change path and take the right turn. On the other side David had some trouble accepting his parents’s divorce, but now that he is living with his father, he has the full support of the man, even when he came out; his father has no issue at all to talk to David about his homosexuality, and actually, to me it seemed that David was the one with some reticence. When David and Connor got together, it’s easy and sweet, and both families support them.

And so, where is the climax? Well, just let say that both David and Connor will do stupid mistakes due to their naiveté and maybe, why not, since they were too much loved. Their world, for how much simple and suburban life, it was a little too perfect, and they were not ready for the real life. They were thinking to start anew, and everything was there for them, waiting to be picked without struggle. That was wrong, in that way, they would have been apart in less than one year. They needed to feel that what they were obtaining was deserved and desired, that they had to fight for it. I think what they went through was a test destiny was making them take, and yes, that was the right thing to do.

Amazon: Kamikaze Boys
Amazon Kindle: Kamikaze Boys
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1468198149
ISBN-13: 978-1468198140

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle